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From Oakland to New York

on May 29, 2009

I was in New York City the past few days and its bike culture reminded me a lot of Oaklands’. Tons of people ride around on bikes–from BMXers to road racers to daily commuters–and all seem proud of it. A friend let me borrow his bike to get around; I must have riden across the Williamsburg Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn and back at least three times a day. The bridge is fun because it’s good bike-people watching, some folks race each other up the hill, others just walk–too tired to pedal. Here are some photos I took:

This painted bike in Williamsburg fits right in with the wall art

This little painted bike in Williamsburg fits right in with the wall art

My friend Dave riding around on his sweet Goodtimes bicycle

My friend Dave riding his too-beautiful-to-lock-up Goodtimes bicycle

People riding up Williamsburg Bridge

People biking up Williamsburg Bridge

People walking their bikes up Williamsburg Bridge (that hill is steep!)

People walking up Williamsburg Bridge (that hill is steep!)

My sweet vintage 80's Peugeot ride

My sweet ride–pure vintage 80’s Peugeot

1 Comment

  1. Alfred on July 15, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I actually hate both biking and bikers in Manhattan. It’s too crowded to be going 30 mph on a sidewalk. Pedestrians shouldn’t have to deal with dodging them if possible. There are plenty of places designated for bikers, yet some people still just go on the sidewalks and it’s very annoying.

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